Chinese IP Law Updates
October 27, 2016

Guangzhou Plans to Set Up an E-commerce Patent Rights Protection Centre

Guangzhou Daily reported on October 26th, an official from Guangzhou Intellectual Property Office (IPO) said they are now applying for setting up an E-commerce IPR (Patent) Protection Centre in Guangzhou. This Centre specializes in handling patent infringement disputes and investigating patent passing-off behaviours in the e-commerce area. The aims of establishing a specialized rights protection centre are to deliver a verdict about whether e-commerce marketing constitutes patent infringement or patent passing-off behaviour and to conduct enforcement in a short time.

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